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A tropical getaway with a cast of global power-hungry elites turns sour when they find out maybe they don't control as much of the world as they thought.... In The Power Trip you will meet Aleksandr Kasianenko, a billionaire Russian oligarch, as he sets sail on The Bianca. You’ll meet his sexy supermodel girlfriend, whom The Bianca is named after, and five dynamic, powerful, and famous couples invited on the yacht’s maiden voyage: Hammond Patterson, a driven Senator, and his lovely but unhappy wife, Sierra; Cliff Baxter, a charming, never-married movie star, and his ex-waitress girlfriend, Lori; Taye Sherwin, a famous black UK footballer and his interior-designer wife, Ashley; Luca Perez, a male Latin singing sensation with his older decadent English boyfriend, Jeromy; and Flynn, a maverick journalist with his Asian renegade female friend, Xuan.You will also meet Russian mobster, Sergei Zukov, a man with a grudge against Aleksandr. And Sergei’s Mexican beauty queen girlfriend, Ina, whose brother, Cruz, is a master pirate with orders to hold The Bianca and its illustrious rota of guests for ransom.
The Power Trip explorers the decadent playgrounds of the super-rich...and leaves you hungry for more.
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By Rose on 02-18-13
Cliché Characters... Overall a Decent Beach Listen
Predictable, brainless, beach listen... Characters are VERY cliché. Typical Jackie Collins money, power, fame, sex read. Has a definite 80's vibe, ala Dynasty or Dallas.
If you are looking for something to listen to while doing chores or multi-tasking, this will do nicely... That's why I bought it. Very well narrated, overall. Jackie Collins has a bit of a lisp, which I found a bit annoying, however not enough to take away from the story. All other actors did a fantastic job, especially considering reading so many characters.
JC left an opening for a sequel, but did wrap up this story to my satisfaction, so I wasn't left waiting.
A solid 3 stars...4 stars if rated solely as a beach read.
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By Marjorie on 03-11-13
Collins novels are always fun and predictable.
What did you love best about The Power Trip?
I always read Jackie Collins novels. She was the first novelist I read when I moved beyond young adult books. Her characters are always familiar and it is always an enjoyable and predictable trip. The best part about this book is that all the characters were new. Jackie Collins will sometimes move past characters into new books, and that is great at times, but it can become stale.
What did you like best about this story?
I like the ease of the story. It was easy to pick up and listen to, it is not great writing, more of a fun book.
Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?
I have never listened to any of Jackie Collins books on audible before. I was very excited when the narrator said that she would be voicing one of the characters. Ummmmmmm, Jackie Collins has an off putting voice. It did not make the story more fun. There was one other reader, a girl, who had a very stilted way of reading her character. Almost robotic. The rest of the cast was great. Overall it was an enjoyable book.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
That would be a lot of time with headphones. If I were driving in the car I would have listened straight though, but I can't ever imagine have that much time another way.
Any additional comments?
Any reader who knows Jackie Collins know what to expect. A little bit Hollywood, some drama involving a bad guy, and people who fall in and out of love. She is a fun writer. Do not read her stuff if you are looking for anything more.
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